Man charged in Preble student's death ordered to stand trial


    Jared Williquette (Photo source: Brown Co. Jail)

    GREEN BAY (WLUK) – The man who allegedly shot and killed a Preble High School student was ordered Thursday to stand trial.

    Jared Williquette, 21, will enter a plea April 8 in connection with the murder of Federico Abarca, 18. Williquette waived his preliminary hearing Thursday on four counts, including first-degree reckless homicide.

    Federico Abarca (Photo courtesy Kellen Johnson)

    Gavin Rock, 17, allegedly set up the Feb. 22 drug deal. He is charged with being party to reckless homicide, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, as well as misdemeanor counts of obstruction and bail jumping. Colton Kehoe, 18, and Jarid Stevens, 20, also face counts of being party to reckless homicide, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, plus misdemeanor obstructing. All three return to court March 20 for the balance of their initial appearances.

    L-R: Colton Kehoe, Gavin Rock, Jarid Stevens and Jared Williquette (Photos courtesy Brown Co. Jail)

    Green Bay police said Rock set up a drug deal with Abarca on Snapchat. The four went to Abarca's apartment planning to steal five vaping cartridges that contained THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Williquette told police he used a 9mm Smith & Wesson in the shooting, according to the complaint.

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